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Portrait Medallion of Benjamin Franklin

1924.769 (RS5040)

Description

Round cast terracotta medallion with a relief portrait of Benjamin Franklin wearing a raccoon skin hat, set in a round wooden frame.

Details

Maker
Nini, Jean Baptiste (Sculptor)
Date
1777-1779
Inscriptions
Front: "B. FRANKLIN. / AMERICAIN. / NINI / F. 1777 / 1777" (Pen and molded)
Location of origin
Paris, France (origin)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
SCULPTURE
sculpture (visual work)
People and organizations
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Dimensions
5/8 in (D), 5 7/8 in (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1924.769
GUSN
103800
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